Madison’s Only Broadway Stage
There’s nothing quite like the glitz and glamour of Broadway and nowhere else to see it in South Central Wisconsin but Overture Center for the Arts. We present professional, touring Broadway shows, highlighting big stars in the leading roles. In conjunction with our Broadway partners, we’ve presented top-selling productions such as The Lion King, Wicked, and Rent.
Our 2016/17 Broadway 5-show subscription includes Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Illusionists – Live From Broadway™, The Phantom of the Opera, Cabaret and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. You can also order a 6-show subscription adding Jersey Boys or The Book of Mormon, or a 7-show subscription adding both Jersey Boys and The Book of Mormon. Remember, the more shows you buy, the higher your seating priority. Buying all seven Broadway shows helps maximize your chance to get the best seats in the house. In addition, 5, 6 and 7-show Broadway subscribers can add one or more non-Broadway Overture Presents performances to their subscription order!”
Jersey Boys • TUE, JAN 3 – SUN, JAN 8, 2017
More than 40,000 theatergoers cheered when Jersey Boys made its premiere in Madison in 2012. Worldwide, more than 22 million people have seen Jersey Boys. And now, the show that made critics and audiences cheer for three weeks will return to Overture!
Jersey Boys is the Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide—all before they were 30! Jersey Boys features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”
The Phantom of the Opera • WED, JAN 25 – SUN, FEB 5, 2017
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera will come to Madison as part of a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before” and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” – will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this Phantom one of the largest productions now on tour.
Cabaret • TUE, MAR 21 – SUN, MAR 26, 2017
Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to Madison! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall’s (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of Cabaret.
Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd—and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times?
Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside — life is beautiful at Cabaret, John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony Award®-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.
The Book of Mormon • TUE, MAY 9 – SUN, MAY 14, 2017
The New York Times calls it “The best musical of the century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: The funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-Winning Best Musical.
This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical • TUE, JUN 13 – SUN, JUN 18, 2017
Beautiful—The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, Beautiful has a book by Tony®Award and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince, and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and a 2015 Grammy® Award.
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